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Is diverticulosis the name of the health condition when one cannot eat seeds?

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In brief: Tiny pockets

Diverticulosis is a common condition that affects adults in developed countries whose diets consist mainly of refined foods low in fiber.
The general recommendation is to avoid foods with seeds that may cause blockage of the pockets resulting in infection, though the evidence for this is lacking.

In brief: Tiny pockets

Diverticulosis is a common condition that affects adults in developed countries whose diets consist mainly of refined foods low in fiber.
The general recommendation is to avoid foods with seeds that may cause blockage of the pockets resulting in infection, though the evidence for this is lacking.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: So we thought.

The traditional recommendations for dietary management of diverticulosis used to include avoidance of seeds and nuts.
Now we know that they don't need to be avoided if one has diverticulosis.

In brief: So we thought.

The traditional recommendations for dietary management of diverticulosis used to include avoidance of seeds and nuts.
Now we know that they don't need to be avoided if one has diverticulosis.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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